CBGs for Service Members

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CBGs for Service Members

A connection source to supply military personnel -- both away and returned -- with a handcrafted instrument.
This not limited to the US, folks! Any servicemember, any country.
The Cigar Box Nation has no borders.

Members: 414
Latest Activity: Nov 21

PLEASE START A NEW DISCUSSION TOPIC THREAD FOR EACH INSTRUMENT OFFERED OR FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL LOOKING FOR MUSIC! We'll use the Comments section for other general stuff.

 

And a friendly reminder:  please do not post personal info like an email address or your shipping address here.  Your builder or servicemember will get that info from you via personal message once you've been matched. 

Discussion Forum

British Army Veteran - Matched!!

Started by Butty One String. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Nov 21. 3 Replies

Good morning guys. Firstly, thank you all for what you are doing for serving members and veterans! I think, here in the UK, we have a long way to go before our boys and girls in the armed forces are recognised and appreciated as they are across the…Continue

Care packages available to service men and women

Started by Heather Hamilton Nov 19. 0 Replies

Hello to All,My Name is Heather Hamilton and I run a non profit group to benefit veterans and active member military. We are currently looking for some troops we can send care packages to. If you are a member of our military and would like to…Continue

Salutations from the Sandbox! - Matched!!

Started by Zachary Oliveri. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Nov 6. 6 Replies

Good afternoon,I am a huge guitar fan! I am a mediocre player though (ha). I bought an acoustic when I was younger and taught myself the basics and that progressed to me jamming with my friends. It is such a great hobby and I enjoy playing with…Continue

CBG for my Brother (currently deployed) - Matched!!

Started by Geoffrey Lyman. Last reply by Dan Sleep Sep 20. 9 Replies

Hello all,Hoping someone can help me out. I'm hoping to surprise my brother with a CBG when he returns from his current deployment. His status prevents shipping to him so it would come to me. Let me know if you are willing to help. It would help…Continue

Hello From Overseas - Matched!!

Started by Cort Calkins. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 31. 4 Replies

I'm an Army medic and have been deployed for a little over a month now. I just started learning guitar and then found out that I was deploying. I couldn't bring my guitar here, so I started looking at different small guitars and came across cigar…Continue

Looking for a CBG - Matched !!

Started by jerry k. mccarley. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 23. 4 Replies

Hello to all. I am looking for a CBG for a great friend of mine who is being promoted to LTC. He has been deployed 5 times and is not only a friend, but a great dad and officer. He is an avid guitar and banjo player and I know he would love a CBG. I…Continue

CBG's for Denmark ? - Matched!!

Started by Ole Rasmussen. Last reply by Ole Rasmussen Jul 20. 5 Replies

  Hi - I'm an Air Force Chaplain from Denmark, Who just joined this Group. I was already a member of the Facebook-Group for Martin BackpackerGuitars, because I always bring one of these when deployed. This is where I was told to visit the CBG-Group…Continue

Deployed member new to CBN and amazed at this site - Matched!!

Started by Eric. Last reply by Eric Jul 15. 4 Replies

I am blown away at this site and am amazed at the instruments. I have played guitar during several deployments and have never ran across anything like this. I have sat and watched several Youtube videos of people playing and building them. I am…Continue

Two Requests for Deployed Members - Matched!!

Started by Kenyun Willis. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 5. 7 Replies

Greetings CBG'ers,My name is Ken and I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan as a First Sergeant.  I have two requests for Cigar Box Guitars.  The first is for a young man in my unit who has a birthday coming up (early August).  He plays Ukulele and I…Continue

Hello from an Air Force veteran - Matched!!

Started by Kevin Weilacher. Last reply by Kevin Weilacher May 31. 5 Replies

First.....I don't know if I am posting this correctly....I had sent a note already but it appears that it went to the *Group* so I'm not sure if that was correct. I then saw this Add A Discussion button and figured I would give that a try.... I'm a…Continue

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Comment by PhilUSAFRet on February 8, 2016 at 6:21pm

Just wondering how a "CBG for Service Members Sponsorship Program" would work.  People who aren't skilled builders providing some financial support  builders who have trouble "affording" providing a CBG with shipping and all?

Comment by Huntz Meyer on January 20, 2016 at 7:13pm

Rusty,Welcome aboard!  Most overseas shipments are to an APO address, and run $16-20 for USPS Priority Mail.  Watch your carton size - an inch here or there can make a big difference. We knock apart cardboard boxes and cut and fold them custom to the guitar.  We fit it close, with no padding sides or bottom, and just an inch over the top.

Considering the 'payments' the Service Members are making to this country, it's just a drop in the bucket and we don't mind paying it.

Comment by Rusty Summer on January 20, 2016 at 6:14pm

I am looking forward to participating in this when a service member posts. How much does it cost to ship a cbg overseas? Is there a less expensive way to do it?

Comment by Matthew Borczon on November 11, 2015 at 9:34am

Hi all, I am the guy in the picture on this forum. My name is Matt Borczon and 5 years ago I was stationed on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Wichita Sam sent me a guitar, it is in the picture. Later Diane from Chicago built me a dulcijo that is still one of my treasured instruments. This started a movement that became this group. So on this veterans day I just want to say thank you to all you builders who have helped out all our servicemen. You can not imagine the incredible feeling it is to open a package out in the desert and receive the gift of music in such a unique and incredible way. The good you do for all our troops is beyond measure. I am so proud to be a small part of all of this but it is you who build for our guys who deserve all the thanks. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.....HM1 Matthew Borczon USNR

Comment by GARAGE HERMIT on October 5, 2015 at 3:17am

your lucky over in the US, i wanted to send a CBG over to a british service man/woman, (i'm in the UK) but after contacing the MOD, they would'nt let me send one, said there was more important item's to be loaded on to plane's, helicopter's etc, at least i tried, 

Comment by Ukulele Ray on September 27, 2015 at 6:52pm

I'm thrilled to be a part of this group. As a veteran, I served in the Navy and packed a ukulele everywhere I was deployed. A tradition carried on from my Grandfather, who survived 2 wars with his uke. I've continued to serve by donating my time and talent, performing at VA Hospitals throughout California and donate my camouflage "Pocket-Leles" to a group called "Ukes For Troops," sending ukuleles overseas. God bless this group and its efforts!

Comment by Bill Turner (Wunkyman) on June 14, 2015 at 10:20pm

Will, What I understand is that they provide a traditional 6 string and lessons to the vets.

Comment by Dan Sleep on June 14, 2015 at 9:46pm

Hi Will, nope, I have never heard of them.

Comment by Will King on June 14, 2015 at 9:28pm

Has anyone here worked with G4V (Guitars For Veterans Program in Veterans Medical Centers)?

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British Army Veteran - Matched!!

Started by Butty One String. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Nov 21. 3 Replies

Salutations from the Sandbox! - Matched!!

Started by Zachary Oliveri. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Nov 6. 6 Replies

Hello From Overseas - Matched!!

Started by Cort Calkins. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 31. 4 Replies

Looking for a CBG - Matched !!

Started by jerry k. mccarley. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 23. 4 Replies

CBG's for Denmark ? - Matched!!

Started by Ole Rasmussen. Last reply by Ole Rasmussen Jul 20. 5 Replies

Two Requests for Deployed Members - Matched!!

Started by Kenyun Willis. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 5. 7 Replies

Hello from an Air Force veteran - Matched!!

Started by Kevin Weilacher. Last reply by Kevin Weilacher May 31. 5 Replies

Hello - Matched!!

Started by Caleb . Last reply by Caleb May 15. 4 Replies

Cbg in Iraq - Matched!!

Started by Jeremy. Last reply by Dan Sleep Mar 28. 4 Replies

Canadian Army!! - Matched!!

Started by Wesley Logan. Last reply by Henry Dervaric Feb 9. 10 Replies

Long time idea - Matched!!

Started by Jared McNulty. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jan 31. 5 Replies

Hello All, - Matched!!

Started by Borden Moody. Last reply by Borden Moody Jan 27. 9 Replies

Hello CGB'ers - Matched!!

Started by Dani Basaldua. Last reply by Dani Basaldua Jan 22. 7 Replies

So glad to be welcomed to the community! - Matched!!

Started by Frances Santiago. Last reply by Frances Santiago Jan 4. 6 Replies

hello everyone - Matched!!

Started by Shaughn Quarles. Last reply by Shaughn Quarles Dec 16, 2015. 8 Replies

Wow! Color me impressed - Matched!!

Started by Nikko Jensen. Last reply by Nikko Jensen Dec 7, 2015. 7 Replies

Looking for service members to send care packages to

Started by Heather Hamilton. Last reply by Bill Turner (Wunkyman) Nov 28, 2015. 1 Reply

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